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Daranka resident testifies in court

May 10, 2010, 1:55 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba-Jallow

One Kumba Bah, a resident of Daranka Village recently testified in the trial of one Adama Sanneh, who is charged with common assault before the Brikama Magistrates' Court.

In her testimony before magistrate Abubacarr Secka, the second prosecution witness, Kumba Bah stated that on 13th April 2010, they had contractors in their compound to make blocks for them. Among them, is the accused person.

She testified that Borry Dibba, who awarded the contract to the accused and others, told Awa that he would pay the contractors on the following day.

Further testifying, PW2 told the court that the accused later came and found Lamin Manneh and Papis Jarju arranging the blocks. He said when he enquired from Awa whether Borry came there, she replied in the affirmative.

She added that when the accused was told that they would be paid on the following day, he started complaining to Lamin Manneh and Papis that they should not have packed the blocks, as he stated, it is not their responsibility.

According to the witness, it was when Awa told the accused that she found them doing the job, to which he started insulting her, and that she is a hypocrite and should stay away from the contract.

She adduced that when Awa told the accused that it's because of her that Borry Dibba had contracted them to do the job, he immediately started slapping her.

She said the matter was then reported to the Old Yundum Police Station.

The case was adjourned to 20th May 2010 for continuation.